Tokyo man in line for new apple 10 days before launch !

Tokyo Man Already In Line For New Apple iPhone 5S

Apple’s sleek new iPhone 5C and the iPhone 5S won’t be available for purchase until September 20th, but one man isn’t taking any chances. He’s already standing in line to purchase the new 5S, a full ten days before it’s for sale.

As Kotaku reports, a Tokyo man has staked out a spot in front of Tokyo’s Apple store in order to be first in line when the phones are released to the public. Kotaku translated the tweets of Twitter user @Xxxprius who tweeted, “I went ahead and got the first place in line.”

The determined consumer is camped out in Tokyo’s swanky Ginza shopping district with all the trappings of a purchase-driven sit-in including folding chair and table, umbrella, cooler and an iPad and iPhone to live tweet the experience. While he may have some creature comforts with him, he knows the remaining nine days may be difficult. “I’m lined up at the Ginza Apple Store where the new iPhone 5S launches in ten days,” @Xxxprius said in one tweet, according to Kotaku. “This might be tough.”

Those consumers who would like to purchase either the 5C or 5S, but are unwilling to camp out for the privilege, can preorder the new iPhone 5C beginning Sept. 13th; the iPhone 5S will be available in store (as will the 5C) and for order on Sept. 20.

Queues for the new iPhone 5S and 5C have started in the UK, with the first diehard Apple fans spotted outside the company’s flagship London store on Regent Street.

The iPhone 5C can currently be pre-ordered from Apple’s own website, but the 5S won’t be released until 20 September, two days after Apple launched the IOS 7, the latest update of the company’s mobile operating system.
One American fan began queuing outside the Apple store in New York on September 6, four days before the new phones had even been unveiled.

In Japan, one particular businessman has been queueing since September 12, telling reporters that he had used his annual leave to get the first handset in the country, and that he was using social media to connect with his fans.

Although these extra-early birds might seem like victims of consumer hysteria, many of them have their hearts in the right place. Last year, before the launch of the iPhone 5, the first two fans outside London’s Regent Street Apple store used the media attention they received to raise awareness for a thrift shop that gave all its proceeds to charity.

Apple fans in London start queuing for the iPhone 5S and 5C three days ahead of launch


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